Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

'Dream' Comes True.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Elaine D. Briseno Journal Staff Writer * Photographs by Jeff Geissler For the Journal

Bernalillo students write and perform an opera in Santa Fe

It was opera on a slightly smaller scale -- but with a story that is timely.

The audience was made up of family and friends, and the performers were elementary students from the Bernalillo Public Schools district.

The 50 or so students performed the "River Where We Dream" on June 29 at the Santa Fe Opera Steeren Hall. The opera, which they wrote, featured a boy, his two sisters and pet baby coyote. The children lived in a village by the river. One day, a strong wind comes and carries the river away and a fire comes in its place leaving the area dry and full of ashes. …

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